Kylie Jenner’s birthday bag from Kuwaiti label Marzook

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Kylie Jenner celebrated her 21st birthday in Los Angeles this weekend.
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Her crystal orb bag, by Kuwaiti brand Marzook.
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Kylie Jenner celebrated her 21st birthday in Los Angeles this weekend.
Updated 12 August 2018
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Kylie Jenner’s birthday bag from Kuwaiti label Marzook

  • The $2,495 bag, featuring a unique spherical silhouette and an optional chain strap, was sold out on the website
  • The Arab label’s line of accessories consists of exotic leather and skins, precious metals, and resins

JEDDAH: When Kylie Jenner, who is set to become the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, celebrates her birthday, one can bet it will be no ordinary affair.

For her 21st birthday, she did not disappoint. The entire Kardashian-Jenner clan came together for not one, but two, celebrations for the reality TV star. The festivities began Thursday night and lasted into the wee hours of Friday. And the stand-out was a sparkling crystal orb bag by Kuwaiti brand Marzook sported by the birthday girl herself.
Kylie started off at Craig’s restaurant in Los Angeles with a hot pink satin dress by Peter Dundas, which boasted ‘80s-inspired shoulder pads, a cut-out center and bow detail.
Post-dinner, the cosmetics mogul changed into a more risqué birthday suit adorned with 70,000 Swarovski crystals. The outfit, also pink, was a custom-made tube top and cycling shorts by haute couture brand LaBourjoisie. Kylie added to the bling factor with Marzook’s matching bag.
The accessories maison, helmed by designer siblings Fahad and Shouq Al-Marzook, has made bags that have been sported by the likes of Amal Clooney, Lupita Nyong’o and Cara Delevingne.
The Arab label’s line of accessories consists of exotic leather and skins, precious metals, and resins. The designs draw inspiration from a mix of Eastern and Western cultures, reflecting the world in which the brand was developed. 
The $2,495 bag, featuring a unique spherical silhouette and an optional chain strap, was sold out on the website.
Kylie posted several images from her birthday parties on Instagram. Summing up her night, she wrote alongside a photo of the five famous sisters: “A bunch of baddies ... we’re 21 today.”
Among those who attended the after-party at Delilah’s were Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Chris Brown, Dave Chapelle, Jordan Clarkson, Kevin Durant, Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Sophia Hutchins, Caitlyn Jenner, Stassi Karanikolaou, Draya Michele, French Montana, The Weeknd, Kanye West and Jordyn Woods.
Media sources reported that an unidentified woman was photographed being taken out of Kylie’s party by paramedics on a stretcher. While it was unclear whether she was a guest at the party, Caitlyn Jenner and close friend Sophia Hutchins were seen in the background.
Last month, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star was declared the youngest person on the Forbes list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, with an estimated net worth of $900 million.
However, some critics were quick to note that Kylie is anything but “self-made,” as she was born into wealth and fame.


Michael Kors agrees to buy Versace for €1.83 billion

Updated 25 September 2018
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Michael Kors agrees to buy Versace for €1.83 billion

MILAN: US fashion group Michael Kors has agreed to buy Versace in a deal valuing the revered designer at $2 billion including debt, the companies said on Tuesday, making it the latest Italian brand to fall into foreign hands.
Michael Kors, whose namesake label is best known for its leather handbags, has made no secret of its ambition to grow its portfolio of high-end brands after buying British stiletto-heel maker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion last year.
Versace, known for its bold and glamorous designs and its Medusa head logo, was one of a clutch of family-owned Italian brands cited as attractive targets at a time when the luxury industry is riding high on strong demand from China.
“We believe that the strength of the Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo brands, and the acquisition of Versace, position us to deliver multiple years of revenue and earnings growth,” John Idol, chairman and CEO of Michael Kors said.
As part of the deal, Michael Kors agreed to buy all of Versace’s outstanding shares for a total enterprise value of €1.83 billion ($2.2 billion), to be funded in cash, debt and shares in Michael Kors Holding Ltd, which will be renamed Capri Holdings Ltd.
US private equity firm Blackstone, which bought 20 percent of Versace back in 2014, will fully exit its investment.
The Versace family, which currently owns 80 percent of the fashion house via a holding company called Givi, will receive €150 million of the purchase price in Capri shares.
“We believe that being part of this group is essential to Versace’s long-term success. My passion has never been stronger,” said Donatella Versace, sister of the company’s late founder, and artistic director and vice president of the Milan-based group.
After the deal, Versace CEO Jonathan Akeroyd will remain at the helm of the company, while Donatella Versace will “continue to lead the company’s creative vision,” Idol added.
The deal is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter, subject to regulatory approvals.
Michael Kors said it plans to grow Versace’s global sales to $2 billion globally, boost its retail footprint to 300 stores from around 200 at present and accelerate its e-commerce strategy. It also plans to raise the share of higher-margin accessories and footwear to 60 percent of sales from 35 percent.
Versace does not disclose its financial details, but documents deposited with the Italian chamber of commerce show that last year it posted sales of €668 million and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and appreciation of €45 million.